Leveraged in the right ways, mobile technology can lead to massive efficiency gains as well as sophisticated interactions with consumers. This edition of CGT Straight Talk taps the collective brainpower of industry thought leaders in the space to debunk crippling myths around mobility.
The first half of 2014 flew by, yet so much has changed. CGT stops time for a moment to recap the most-read news and trend stories on consumergoods.com from January through June. What does this short list tell us?
A recent IDC study unveils that 52.5 percent of Canadian CIOs are open to employees bringing their own devices to work. Of those respondents, 50.8 percent said that it was to appeal to young workers, which will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2028.
Mobility is still new enough to create a lot of confusion around capabilities, with some claiming it is easy to develop enterprise-level applications that seamlessly run on all platforms and devices while integrating with back-office data. Others will tell you that ROI is difficult to attain.
Few consumer goods manufacturers need to be told that retail out-of-stocks (OOS) take a real bite out of sales and profits. The fact that the problem persists means there is still more work to be done.